Houston Astros (35-16) at Minnesota Twins (26-20)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Starting Pitchers: B Peacock (2-0) (0.87) vs. E Santana (7-2) (1.80)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +105 / Houston Astros -125 — Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, ROOT-Southwest
Coming off of a 8-4 win, and series sweep, against the Orioles Sunday night, the Houston Astros will go into the Labor Day matchup with the Minnesota Twins in a position to win. The Astros (35-16) are currently first in the American League West and the Twins (26-20) are first in the American League Central, despite a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday night.
The Twins lost in extra innings (8-6) and have alternated losses in the last four games played. Ervin Santana will start the series for the Twins with a 7-2 record for 2017. His career stats are 140-118, 4.02 ERA, 1.26 WHIP.
Brad Peacock will start the first game of the series for the Astros, and his career stats are: 13-17, 4.30 ERA, 1.39 WHIP. Clearly Santana has the senior advantage, but the Astros youth has continued to provide exciting games throughout the season, with the team having the youngest average position player age in the American League.
Santana is one of the best pitchers the Twins have to offer, but they still might get shaken up by the Astros continuously effective team. It was not that long ago that the Twins fell to Houston in the Spring training game in March with a 8-4 final score. Tune in tomorrow afternoon at 2:10 to see the Astros take on the Twins at Target field.